Preview: Cardiff vs. Millwall

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MILLWALL look likely to name an unchanged side for their trip to League Cup finalists Cardiff on Saturday.

Despite his side's 1-0 defeat to Leeds last time out, boss Kenny Jackett is expected to keep faith with the same eleven for the encounter against the Bluebirds.

Millwall will, however, be without Sheffield United loanee Nick Montgomery, who has returned to his parent club after picking up a calf injury. It is predicted that Montgomery will miss the remainder of the season and is unlikely to return to The Den.

With Liam Trotter still continuing his recovery from a troublesome thigh injury, midfield duo Josh Wright and Jimmy Abdou are expected to retain their places in the side, with the pair being the only fully-fit and recognised central midfielders available.

Winger Hamer Bouazza and defender Shane Lowry are pushing to be selected with the latter having fully recovered from a niggling ankle injury sustained earlier this month.

Goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall has returned to first-team training and will challenge David Forde for a substitute’s place, with Maik Taylor expected to retain the goalkeeper’s jersey.

Striker Andy Keogh is expected to lead the line alongside Darius Henderson, and the former will be looking to add to his Lions tally against his former club, having had a loan spell at Cardiff last year.

Cardiff have reported no new injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s fixture. The Bluebirds emerged unscathed from Sunday’s 1-1 draw away at Birmingham City and are expected to name an unchanged side.

Manager Malky Mackay could be tempted to recall experienced marksman Kenny Miller, who has fully overcome an ankle injury, while frontmen Rudy Gestede and Rob Earnshaw will also be pushing for recalls.

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